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Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake - Vanuatu Islands Region (New Caledonia) on Sunday, 2 August 2020

Moderate mag. 5.7 earthquake  - Vanuatu Islands Region (New Caledonia) on Sunday, 2 August 2020
Aug 2 06:46: Magnitude recalculated from 5.4 to 5.7.
Date & time: Sunday, 2 August 2020 03:01 UTC
Magnitude: 5.7
Depth: 10.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 20.82°S / 173.41°E (New Caledonia)
Nearest volcano: Hunter Island (225 km)
Primary data source: GFZ
Estimated released energy: 2.2 x 1013 joules (6.22 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 5351 tons of TNT or 0.3 atomic bombs!) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 2 Aug 2020
Sun, 2 Aug 03:01 UTCM 5.7 / 10 kmVanuatu Region (New Caledonia)EMSC
Sun, 2 Aug 03:01 UTCM 5.8 / 50 kmVanuatu Islands Region (New Caledonia)GeoAu
Sun, 2 Aug 03:01 UTCM 5.0 / 21 kmVanuatu Islands Region (New Caledonia)BMKG
Sun, 2 Aug 03:01 UTCM 5.7 / 10 kmVanuatu region (New Caledonia)USGS

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